Restoring arid western habitats: Native plants maximize wildlife conservation effectivenessAuthor(s): Kas Dumroese; Jeremy Pinto; Deborah M. Finch
Source: The Wildlife Professional. 10(4): 40-43.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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Dumroese, Kasten R.; Pinto, Jeremiah R.; Finch, Deborah M. 2016. Restoring arid western habitats: Native plants maximize wildlife conservation effectiveness. The Wildlife Professional. 10(4): 40-43.
Keywordsgreater sage-grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, sagebrush, restoration, arid habitats
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